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with the irs and it's not the first time the tax man has taken issue with him. >>> the u.s. is trying to find two missing servicemen that the taliban has claimed to have captured. we'll have the latest on the war in afghanistan, coming up. >>> and rescue workers in china desperately search for victims of a landslide. why chinese officials are expecting more devastating weather, next in the news of the world. >>> price of gasoline has picked up slightly over the last few weeks. a new survey of gas stations released today shows the price of regular unleaded rose to $2.73 nationally, an increase of almost a penny. in the bay area, over the last month, prices rose about 2 to 3- cents a gallon. average price in oakland is $3.18. in san francisco, it's $3.24. and in san jose, it's $3.17. >>> oil giant bp confirmed it will begin drilling off the coast of libya in the next few weeks. the deep water drilling will take place in the gulf of serta, amid major concerns over bp's environmental and safety record after the gulf of mexico oil spill. the deal also follows reports that bp lobbied for the releas
despite the fact that a u.s. district judge in phoenix stopped some of the most controversial provisions of the bill from taking effect. >> stopping people with probable cause, turning them over to i.c. e. she didn't restroke that. >> reporter: including the portion that included police to revoke immigration status if they think the person they stopped on a crime is in the country illegally. several protesters who were ready to be arrested were stopped. some in new york city staged their own showing of solidarity. >> we have more than appetite for is comprehensive immigration reform. that secures our border and forces our laws, protects our workers, unites our families and has a path to legalization. >> reporter: and despite the well publicized protest, recent polls show that almost half of californians and the majority of americans support the arizona immigration law. rob roth is live with that part of the story. >> reporter: we're in the foothill boulevard overpass, this is where dozens of people are expected to rally in support of arizona immigration bill. if you have already arrived,
death rate. pakistan denied the accusation. the u.s. state department says the documents do not represent what is currently going on. >> the fact that these are several years old, does not change our concern that this action risks our national security. the white house says -- wicki says it has another 15,000 jobs for future release. >> the war funding bill creates a dip lem ma for those opposed in the war. the bill is set to come up for a vote before congress leaves at the end of this week for its six-week summer recess. >>> city officials in san jose want to put a measure on the november ballot that would seek approval for a 10% tax on medical marijuana. if approved, the 10% tax would be highest marijuana tax in the state. opponents of the plan say the tax would put an undue burden on marijuana patients. the san jose city council is set to discuss the matter. the deadline to get this on the ballot is august 3rd. >>> the price of gas is up but only slightly in the last week. the latest survey from triple-a shows the national average is 2.74. that's an increase of about 2- c
has been pushed back to july 21st. >>> the u.s. army released the name of a soldier from napa who was killed wednesday in afghanistan. chase stanley was one of several soldiers that died. >>> lawmakers in sacramento have passed and the governor has already signed into law a law that will make bart supervisors more responsible. >> reporter: greater trans transparency was used in describing the new law. >> doing nothing was not an option. >> reporter: the new law authored by sandra swanson and signed by governor arnold schwarzenegger appoints an independent auditor. it also creates an 11 member citizen review board to recommend disciplinary action. >> this is a new page in bart's history. >> reporter: the new law is the latest change at bart is the shooting death of oscar grant the iii by mehserle about a year and a half ago. >> things that go wrong prior to this, the bart police department did it themselves. it was our own internal affairs. after january of 2009, that had to stop. >> it gives us another place to go, they look at our training, they look at our policy. they look at
that would allow american citizens to bring foreign-born same-sex partners back home to the u.s. >>> critics see this as just a ploy to get more people on the amnesty ban wagon. >> our view is if you fall in love with somebody, you can fall in love with them where they are. that's for straight or gay. >> it's all about keeping families together. it's all about treating people equally. >> reporter: in washington, carol han, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> several latin-american country want to join mexico in supporting a lawsuit challenging arizona's new immigration law. bolivia, columbia, el salvador, guatemala, nicaragua, paraguay and peru filed separate but nearly identical motions today. the countries agree with mexico, saying the arizona law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade, tourism and the fight against drug trafficking. the arizona law is scheduled to take effect july 29th. >>> as for the weather here at home everything a warm weekend but a bit of a cooldown as we turn to bill martin. you say that's pretty typical this time of year. temperatures, a little cooler. we're going th
in the u.s. navy and served in the persian war before retiring from the service. >> he's a very quiet and nice guy. all i know is just go to work, home, work, home. >> reporter: those who knew mariano say they can't think of a reason why anyone would want to kill him. the shooting comes five days after another shooting in downtown oakland. there does not appear to be any connection between that shooting and this morning's. >> there's no evidence, no witnesses suggesting this case could be suggested. on the first case, there was a robbery that went bad. >> reporter: the city is offering a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest in this morning's shooting. police are asking anyone with any information to please give them a call. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> an investigation is on the way this evening into the cause of a large fire early this morning that seriously damaged a house under construction in the oakland hills. it was reported just after 1:00 this morning on skyline boulevard by the time firefighters arrived, the house was eng
controversial immigration law goes into effect, a u.s. district judge has issued a ruling, applauded by the obama administration temporarily blocking the most contentious provision of the new law. arizona governor jan brewer, who signed the law in april, said the preliminary injunction will be appealed. >> it's a little bump in the road. we knew one side or the other was going to appeal. this begins the process. >> reporter: in her decision, judge sue soon bolton blocked a decision allowing local police officers to check the immigration status for those whom they have stopped. the u.s. justice department responded in a statement saying -- [ no audio ] >> reporter: "to seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement." arizona attorney general terry goddard who opposed the law says wednesday's decision puts more pressure on the federal government. >> it seems to me that the federal government has an obligation to fix our broken immigration system. >> reporter: the rest of the immigration law goes into effect on thursday. in washington, i'm samantha hayes. >> and today's de
washington. the u.s. had requested switzerland extradite roman polanski. the los angeles courts say no, and that was a key factor in switzerland not approving the extradition. >>> a mistake nearly caused an east bay couple its lives. the warning sign of this devastating lifestyle. >>> that's what you are going to stab me now? and then i heard her scream. >>> friends describe the terrifying moments that unfolded in a south bay apartment complex as a feud turns fatal. san jose police are investigating the attacks by a man who neighbors say stabbed one woman and then fatally shot another. ktvu's robert handa is live now at that apartment complex with the very latest on this story for us, robert. >> reporter: healther, there are still a lot of questions remaining about this stabbing and shooting incident that took place at this san jose apartment complex last night including the motive. but many residents call the suspect a walking time bomb and some neighbors say they saw him go off. >> i saw a man stab a lady, then turn and shoot another lady. >> reporter: residents at the apartment comp
is unacceptable. >> reporter: a shooting at the u.s. holocaust memorial in washington, d.c., vandalism on the holocaust memorial in san francisco. according to the anti defamation league they are just two of the 1,111 anti-semitic incidents in 2009. california led the nation with 275 incidents last year. new york, new jersey and florida followed. >> we've had anti-semitic things sprayed on the congregation on the building itself. >> reporter: rabbi steven pierce is talking about the temple emmanuel. the high number of incidents in california could be attributed to the economy. when times are tough he says, people look for someone to blame. >> anti semitism is a perennial problem. it is 2,000 years old. it is always something that gets stoked by hatred. people that need to blame somebody, jews are a convenient target because they are very visible. very high profile in the city. >> reporter: via grash the director of the anti-semitic league. says it's all about education. more and more education at home and in the schools. reporting live here in san francisco, mike mibach. ktvu channel
chill like this because it's not quite as intense. >> good stuff. thank you, bill. >>> u.s. taxpayers are helping to foot the will for mexico's war on drugs. how are the millions being spent and who is winning the war? that's coming up next. >>> san francisco is a great place to be a vegetarian. that's the word from peta. they ranked san francisco 11th on the list of vegetarian and vegan-friendly cities. washington, d.c. came on top, followed by port, oregon, albuquerque, atlanta, seattle and vancouver. in april, san francisco passed a resolution for meatless mondays. >>> a new government report is out today and it's raising red flags about the money we're sending to mexico and central america to help fight the war op drugs. the u.s. has promised to send $1.6 billion under something called the mireeta initiative. as carol han explains, lawmakers are worried that money is not being spent wisely. >> reporter: the idea behind this initiative is to help mexico and central america to fight the war, they would send 1.6 billion to the u.s., money to buy heightened equipment, armored cars and
phone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪ >>> two u.s. service members were killed today in a helicopter crash in afghanistan. the helicopters went down in the southern part of the country. the taliban has claimed responsibility of the deaths saying it shot down the aircraft. this is the third helicopter crash in that area in just two months. one was shot down, the other had mechanical problems. >>> in iraq, at least 15 people died and 21 others were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a mosque just north of baghdad. the blast ripped the walls off the building then set shattered glass everywhere, authorities blamed the attack on the home grown terrorist group. >>> two bay area genetics firms today defended their personalized dna test at a congressional hearing where one government investigator called the test mid-leading and useless. >> buyer beware. if you're going to buy these make sure you at least have your physician involved. although many of the experts say physicians cannot decipher these results either. >> reporter: in an u
this an amnesty plan. >> as u.s. citizens, as nonu.s. citizens they have an obligation to get that college training in their home country. >> reporter: there's little chance that congress will act on comprehensive law reform this year, the paired down dream act may be the best chance these students have for citizenship. in washington, carol hann, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and there is much more news just ahead, ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 is next. >>> apple released its quarterly earnings today, coming up we'll have the numbers and analysis and what it all means for the company coming up on ktvu channel 2 news. >>> tonight we're learning a man involved in a shoot out had much bigger plans. where police say the suspect was planning to go on a shooting rampage. >>> it is known as the toxic trio. tonight details on a push to make nail salons safer. >>> good evening everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. >> we now know where the 580 freeway shooter was headed and who he was targeting when he got into a shooting with the chp on saturday. byron williams was planning to lie in wa
throughout the u.s. the two new cases bring the total for the mosquito bourn illness to 46 in florida since september. dange fever is the most common virus transmitted by mosquitoes. it causes 10 million infections and 25,000 deaths worldwide each year. >>> new research suggests calcium supplements have little affect on bone health. new england researchers found a majority of heart attacks were seen those taking calcium rich supplements. the same heart attack rate was not found in those who ate calcium rich diets. >>> taking a live look at our bay area weather and pretty much sums it up. let's check in with our chief meteorologist bill martin, we'll do so when we come back. to see what it's going to be like for your weekend. >>> what we've just learned about crime rates and it's good news. what police and residents believe is behind a decrease in crime in an infamously dangerous east bay city. >> as old gives way to the new, all three bay area airports repair for what they hope will be a much better economic future -- airports prepare for what they hope will be a much better economic future
to 4-inch crack. the water agency says it is testing the water to make sure that it is safe. >>> u.s. marines and forest service personnel tonight are battling a wildfire at camp pendleton. authorities say a training exercise on the marine base touched off that fire yesterday. it burned 3,000 acres but is 80% contained tonight. the flames have not approached any structures and no one has been hurt. >>> a brushfire that threatened homes yesterday near ventura county is also 80% contained tonight. although the flames there came within a few feet of some homes, no structures were bued. firefighters credit homeowners for clearing brush and creating a defensible space that spared those houses. a preliminary investigation indicates that fire started in a homeless encampment. >>> let's talk about our weather now. it seems to be the hottest day of the week. wouldn't you say? >> absolutely, frank. i think most of us felt that wairks especially inland. even along the coast. the fog has kind of gone away as it did yesterday afternoon. there's less fog coastside right now. the heat is coming out
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